Pianist Richard Roberson has pursued a wide range of musical activities as both a teacher and performer. As a pianist he continues to perform as both a soloist and collaborative artist. Also a composer and conductor, he has conducted a wide variety of musical theatre productions, and his recent works include the song cycle Tryptic, and the Clarinet Suite. Dr. Roberson is a graduate of the schools of music of Indiana University and the University of North Texas, where his principal teachers were Hans Graf, Walter Robert, Larry Walz, and Bernhard Heiden. He currently serves as Dean of the School of the Arts at Messiah College.